Category Archives: Reaction to Government interference in church affairs

Documents on violations of believers’ rights in Ukraine transferred to EU

March 6, 2018. An event “Religion and State – Multi-Dimensional Relations” was held by the UNO, within the framework of which the believers’ rights were discussed, in particular. On March 5 during the work of the regular session of the UN Human Rights Council NGO Public Advocacy Oleg Denisov spoke with the delegates about possible ways of overcoming the crisis-hit […]

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Ukrainian politicians violate international law by interfering in the internal life of the Church.

March 5, 2018. “Ukrainian politicians violate international law by interfering in the internal life of the Church” is stated in the resolution of the international conference “Contemporary Challenges of Orthodox Identity” which took place on February 27, 2017 in the capital of the Republic of Serbia Banja Luka. According to the conference participants, political and religious experts, modern Ukraine is […]

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Russian foreign minister warned the Orthodox Churches of dragging in political games

February 22, 2018. Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov expressed confidence that Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches will successfully overcome current “turbulent years”, when in different countries churches are being dragged in political games. During the presentation of Church’s Save mosaic dome, S. Lavrov stated that: “It is important to demonstrate such union, especially when Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches undergo […]

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Kiev eparchy of UOC names consequences of anti-church bills

December 25, 2017. The Kiev Metropolitanate (UOC MP) held a meeting in the Refectory Church of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra attended by 621 clergymen, reports a UOJ correspondent. The vital issues of the life of the eparchy and the UOC in general were discussed. Addressing the audience, the Primate of the UOC, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine […]

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Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida: “The governement is deliberately reducing the number of parish priests”

December 13, 2017. A hierarch of the Greek Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, has commented on state policies resulting in the sharp decline in the number of parish clergy in Greece, which he argues is deliberate, reports AgionOros. “When the crisis began, the authorities established that in place of ten retiring state employees (including priests), only one new […]

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